Let's Get REAL - Race, Equity and Leadership

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On Jan. 22, 2019, Mayor Lovely A. Warren and representatives from the City Council and the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, signed a historic project charter that provides a framework for Rochester to implement specific strategies to advance racial equity through smart policy decisions, strong civic engagement, and accurate and complete portrayals of people of color in our community.

That charter, known as Let's Get REAL - Race, Equity and Leadership, is an effort that started in 2017 with help from the National League of Cities, and involves ongoing work in the community over this year and beyond. Rochester was one of six cities chosen in 2018 for its "Racial Healing Technical Assistance Initiative."

To view the project Charter, click here>> 
To see photos from the news conference and signing ceremony, click here>>       
To read the proclamation for the National Day of Racial Healing, click here>>

For more information, contact Project Manager Luticha Andre Doucette  


It's Black Heritage Month! Check out the many activities and events from gospel to galas here.>>

 Kemetic Black Cultural Institute presents: Cultural Imperative Saturday Program

**Open to students in 8th-12th grade and their parents. Space is limited.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 9 (parents meet 11 - noon)
noon to 3 p.m. March 16, April 13, May 11
David Gantt Recreation Center, 700 North St., 14605
Presenter: Anthony Browder, historian, professor and author
Meet one Saturday each month to discuss selected reading, videos, field trips and other activities designed to achieve greater cultural awareness, better critical thinking, more conscientious consumption of media content, and a greater sense of civic and cultural responsibility.
To sign up or for more information, contact Karen Barkley at kmccbark@gmail.com or call 585-305-1292.

Please check back on this page -- other events and resources will be added as they come available. 

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